Aberdare Town can end season on high

Aberdare townHIGH-FLYING Aberdare Town can end the season on a high after climbing to second in the MacWhirter Welsh League.

Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Cwmbran Celtic leaves Aberdare level on points with top-of-the-table Taff’s Well, with the two league leaders set to meet this Saturday at Rhiw Dda’r.

Although a late bid to win the Welsh League is highly improbable given that Aberdare have played three games more than Taff’s Well and also have just three games remaining this season, under the joint management team of former Cardiff City captain Lee Jarman and veteran ex-Llanelli defender Lee Phillips there is no doubting who the current form side are in Division One.

Sam Small’s first-half brace against Celtic midweek extended Aberdare’s unbeaten sequence to nine games with the side suffering just one defeat in their last thirteen. With successive wins over Pontardawe Town, Tata Steel and Cwmbran Celtic under their belts, the Aberdare camp will be buoyant going ahead of Saturday’s visit to Taff’s Well, in what could well prove to be one of the biggest games of the Welsh League season.

Having only mustered mid-table finishes since winning the league title in their final game of the 2008-09 season, Aberdare Town can expect to be amongst the Welsh League frontrunners next season should Jarman and Phillips be able to keep the current nucleus of the first-team squad together and maintain the side’s current run of form.

Current Welsh League Division One standings
1 Taffs Well 24 13 6 5 57 32 25 45
2 Aberdare Town 27 12 9 6 44 34 10 45
3 AFC Porth 26 12 7 7 34 31 3 43
4 Haverfordwest County 23 12 5 6 52 28 24 41
5 West End 21 12 4 5 51 25 26 40
6 Cambrian & Clydach 23 12 4 7 48 29 19 40

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